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The Digital Age has made life so much easier. We can do everything from pay our bills online to order pizza through our phone, but for every advancement that is made, there is a greater risk for cyber-attacks and breaches in security. Hackers aren’t just targeting major corporations and big business, they’re going after credit cards, bank accounts, even store credit cards, as we saw with the Target hack. To protect yourself and your finances, you need to be aware of what to look for, how to best protect your accounts, and how to create secure networks within your home. Security starts with creating smart, intricate passwords that aren’t easy to guess. These are the key to your information, and should be built to be as secure as possible. But passwords are just the beginning. Beyond doing your homework and reading up on cyber security, having a home security professional and network installer walk you through how to create the best password and other ways to secure your network is a great way to learn more about cyber risks, while also gaining knowledge on how to best prevent them from happening. After all, hackers are incredibly intelligent, so it’s best to know how to stop them before they get too far.


Sure, your home is number one when it comes to security, but what about the rest of your property? What about your garage, your toolshed, or even your highly revered yard? Security shouldn’t stop once you have a home security system installed in your home. While it’ll help keep your family safe, there are other things you...

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If you do a Google search for “home security,” there’s no doubt that you’ll get thousands of results -- most of which are companies trying to sell you the latest and greatest home security technology. While that technology might be the greatest thing since sliced bread—or even the iPhone—it’s going to take a little mo...

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Generally, you pay for security based on the level of protection you need to feel safe in your own home. For some, it’s as simple as owning a dog that barks when strangers enter the yard. For others, it means high-tech security systems they control on their smartphone along with automatic gates, and fingerprint scanners...

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Securing your external doors should be a high priority in helping to protect your family, belongings, and privacy -- but how do you know if your lockset system is adequate for your house? From deadbolts to chain locks, there are a lot of options for you to choose from, and each varies depending on your needs. Here we’ll r...

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Are you a Home Hacker or a Mad Scientist? Having the most state-of-the-art gadgets is awesome, but what's the point if you aren't using them properly? You need to ensure that your gadgets are doing what they're supposed to! That said, do you think maybe you're not using security equipment as efficiently ...

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Let’s face it -- we’re most worried about intruders when we turn the lights off at night and our heads hit our pillows. Possible break-in threats can sometimes cause enough anxiety to prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. While a good home security system may help prevent someone from breaking in, there are s...

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Whether you’re moving into a new home or you’re just now deciding to upgrade or install a home security system, you have many factors to consider when deciding what kind of system will be the absolute best for you. If you have a family, your needs are instantly going to be focused on helping to ensure that everyone is...

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Being a parent comes with so much joy but also so much worry! When your tiny newborn arrives, you will suddenly see your home in a completely new light.  You don’t have to baby proof your house top to bottom right away, since your infant isn’t mobile yet, but there are many steps that you can take in order to make your ho...

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Smartphones have successfully taken over, putting tiny computers into the pockets of most modern folks in America. As smartphone capabilities increase and improve, so does the need for more and more security. Smartphones make life easier for us, but they can also be potentially threatening if they become lost or stolen or...

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For most people, spring means it’s time to clean -- hence the term spring cleaning. While meticulously cleaning your house is probably a good idea, don't forget about your computer and your physical files. Just like your home, your computer can get pretty messy. You need to take the time to clean it up at least once a yea...

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